5 star rating: Highly Recommended 34 Reviews

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  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
Discover Melbourne from a local’s perspective on a Melbourne city walking tour. Trace the rich history of Australia's cultural capital as you hear stories about traditional landowners and the European settlement and learn about the immigration and migrant policies that have shaped Melbourne's cultural diversity. Explore Melbourne’s famed laneways; familiarize yourself with some of Melbourne’s iconic architecture, including Federation Square, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and Flinders Street Station; and gain insight into Melbourne’s diehard sporting culture, as well its thriving music and art scene.

Highlights

  • Cultural city walking tour in Melbourne
  • Visit the famous laneways and arcades of the Melbourne CBD
  • Learn about the city’s diverse history and culture
  • Discover the sporting fever that grips the Melbourne year round
  • See parks, the Yarra River and civic spaces

What You Can Expect

Central Melbourne Walking Tour

Flinders Street Station

Federation Square, locally known as Fed Square, is one of the most ambitious architectural designs in Australia and covers an entire city block in Melbourne’s Central Business District (CBD), blending both the cultural heritage of Melbourne with civic purpose. Here is where your city walking tour will commence, with a brief introduction to the history of Melbourne. Follow Melbourne’s timeline from the original indigenous landowners to the immigration and migrant policies of the 1970s that shaped and formed the fabric of Melbourne’s rich culture.

Wander through Melbourne’s famed laneways and embrace the urban soul of the city. From fashion to food, the laneways are home to emerging and well-known local craftsmen and artisans. Soak up the atmosphere created by the café scene, smell the aroma of coffee and spices, and see a variety of urban visual art projects dotted around the lanes.

Boasting an international event calendar that most cities would envy, Melbourne is home to a sporting fever that grips the city. See where battles have been won and lost on the field at the Melbourne Cricket Ground or on the tennis court at Rod Laver Arena. Hear the stories of the infamous Melbourne Cup, during which an entire nation stops to watch a horse race.

The walking tour is approximately 2.5-miles (4-kilometers) long and is at a leisurely pace. You’ll discover hidden gems and explore the city like a local.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

I suggest you take this tour on your first day in Melbourne. Our guide Dave was very knowledgeable and gave us a full rundown on the history of the area together with tips on places to visit during the rest of our stay. I'm sure what we learned from him made our visit to Melbourne so memorable as we knew where to find all the cute bars, cafes, tea houses, restaurants etc. Dave also provided us with a very informative fact sheet which we will keep for future visits. Highly recommend!

Debra G
New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

The tour guide was excellent, he was able to provide information about Melbourne's history that was interesting and informative. We enjoyed a cup of tea / coffee along the way and it was great to sit and talk to the other people on the tour. I thought that it was good value for the money.

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